Monthly News & Updates

January 2024


A message from

NPAA President, Eileen Meyer

Dear Members,

The Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama (NPAA) aims to enhance its presence and influence in the State of Alabama through a comprehensive strategic plan. This plan focuses on key areas such as advocacy, political action committees (PACs), membership growth, and effective marketing strategies.

Advocacy is a crucial component of the strategic plan. NPAA actively engages with state legislators and policymakers to advocate for policies that support the role and contributions of nurse practitioners in healthcare. This involves building relationships with key decision-makers, participating in legislative sessions, and leveraging data and research to demonstrate the positive impact of nurse practitioners on patient care.

Establishing and strengthening political action committees will further amplify the NPAA's voice in the political landscape. By strategically supporting candidates who align with the organization's goals, NPAA can influence healthcare policies at both state and local levels. PACs can also contribute to the development of a favorable legislative environment for nurse practitioners.

Membership growth is another essential aspect of the strategic plan. NPAA will implement targeted campaigns to attract new members, including nurse practitioners, nursing students, and other healthcare professionals who support the organization's mission. Increasing membership not only strengthens the NPAA's collective voice but also enhances its capacity to drive positive change.

Effective marketing strategies play a pivotal role in expanding the NPAA's footprint. Utilizing various channels, such as social media, traditional media, and community events, the organization can raise awareness about the crucial role of nurse practitioners in healthcare delivery. This includes highlighting success stories, educational initiatives, and the impact of NPAA advocacy efforts.

In summary, the strategic plan for the Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama involves a multi-faceted approach, encompassing advocacy, political action committees, membership growth, and strategic marketing. By implementing these initiatives, NPAA can increase its influence, promote favorable policies, and ultimately contribute to the advancement of nurse practitioners in the State of Alabama.

Best Regards,

Eileen Meyer, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC

NPAA Compact Discussion

After discussion with all of the APRN professionals associations that would be affected by the APRN Compact, there was lack of consensus to move forwards with the APRN Compact with tandem legislation this legislative session.

The APRN Compact, aimed at enhancing licensure portability for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) across states, has faced challenges as stakeholders, including various professional associations, failed to reach an agreement on key provisions. The decision to postpone the bill with tandem legislation reflects the importance of addressing concerns and obtaining widespread support within the nursing community before advancing the legislation. This pause allows for further dialogue and collaboration among stakeholders to reconcile differences, ensuring that the final version of the APRN Compact and its’ additional language incorporates the perspectives and priorities of all relevant professional associations.

If you have questions, please email

NPAA Committee Update

Lisa S. Pair, VP of Policy

I express my sincere gratitude to all those who participated in the recent Annual Conference and allowed us to capture video footage. Our primary aim is to highlight Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in clinical practice, showcasing your identity, practice location, and the positive impact you're making on the health of Alabama citizens.

It has come to my attention that the videographer did not include names or locations in the video footage. If you were part of these sessions, please reach out to me at with your name, email, and cell number. I would like to contact you for permission to feature your video.

We encourage NPAA members to join us at the state house during the 2024 Legislative session, which runs from 2/6/24 to 5/20/24. Eileen and I typically arrive around 8:30 and depart around 1:00 or 2:00. We will begin our first trip to Montgomery on 2/14/24. Consider Signing up to join us. Our focus is on attending the House and Senate Health Committees, aiming to increase visibility for Nurse Practitioners. By participating, we contribute to educating legislators about who we are, our contributions to healthcare, and our impact on improving access to care for patients.

Check the NPAA Website, Choose the Advocacy Link and check out the action center. Look at the history of NPAA and the slow but steady progress toward access to care for the citizens of Alabama.

During the legislative session, please make an effort to check your email or texts regularly. As we identify bills that align with our goals, we will send out VoterVOICE Emails. Your participation through email and/or phone calls to legislators is crucial. Simply click the red "TAKE ACTION" link in the email, and a pre-prepared email/phone script will be provided for your use.

I appreciate your support and allowing me to serve as the VP for Policy for NPAA.

If you like to serve with the FPA committee or Legislative Committee, please contact our Administrative Director, Denise Williams

Brandy Young, NPAA PAC

Learn More: Want to know more about what the PAC (Political Action Committee) is? Make sure to visit the NPAA website and click on the Advocacy tab to learn more!! 

Recent Activity: The 2023 report has been filed with the Secretary of State Office. 

Request: All of the district groups to consider giving to the PAC so we can have funds to support legislative members during the upcoming election cycle. 

Want to become more involved? Reach out to the PAC Chair at (334)391-7728 or 

We welcome having someone from every district serve on the PAC Committee.